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Repairing the Ki
Allen Denoyer, Preservation Archaeologist and Ancient Technologies Expert (April 6, 2020)—On March 5, I went up to the Huhugam Ki Museum at the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and helped Museum Director Gary Owens and his crew do some fix-up work on their historic ki (house) replica. ...
Archaeology Southwest Opposes Fed's Preferred Plan for Chaco-Area Leasing
Taos, N.M. (Feburary 28, 2020)—Today, the Bureau of Land Management Farmington Field Office and the Bureau of Indian Affairs Navajo Regional Office released a joint Draft Resource Management Plan Amendment (RMPA) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for lands surrounding Chaco Culture National...
The Students Are Here!
Karen Schollmeyer, Preservation Archaeologist (May 29, 2019)—It’s late May in Tucson, and that means saguaro and ironwood blossoms, rising temperatures, and field school season! Not long ago, Jeff Clark and I received the very happy news that our Upper Gila Preservation Archaeology Field Sc...
Comparing Community Histories at Chacoan Outliers—Morris 40 and Padilla Well
Kellam Throgmorton, Binghamton University (May 9, 2018)—Given that recent research keeps pushing back the dates of the really interesting things that happened in Chaco Canyon (macaws at AD 900! venerated leaders by AD 850!), it seems like it might be time to take a good look at the Early Bonito...
Arizona Archaeological Council Urges AZ House to Reject House Bill 2498
Arizona Archaeological Council Urges AZ House to Reject House Bill 2498, Which Would "Streamline" Archaeological Surveys on State-Range Improvement Projects The AAC has drafted a letter response to Arizona House Bill 2498. The bill and letter response are attached. Please direct any comments to AAC...
Government Shutdown Leaves Our National Parks a Chaotic Mess
Government Shutdown Leaves Our National Parks a Chaotic Mess If you're thinking about enjoying some time at a national park, you might want to check to see if the place you're headed to is even open. On Saturday, hours after the start of the partial government shutdown, dozens of national parks na...
DNA Studies Further Exploring the Origins of Native America
DNA Studies Further Exploring the Origins of Native America The story of how Homo sapiens spread from Africa to the rest of the world is a tangled epic, full of false starts and dead ends. Yet perhaps nowhere is the puzzle more difficult than in the Americas, two landmasses divided from the rest ...
Abusing Places of the Past Is a Violation of Human Rights
Abusing Places of the Past Is a Violation of Human Rights For many archaeologists, one of the darkest moments in memory was the destruction of the fourth and fifth-century Bamiyan Buddhas by the Taliban in 2001. That tragedy was later eclipsed by ISIS’s destruction of Baghdad museum artifac...
New Season and Venues for Archaeology Café
Linda Pierce, Deputy Director (September 22, 2017)—We’re excited to announce the 2017–2018 Archaeology Café series, Exploring Phoenix and Tucson Underground. Archaeology Café is an informal forum where adults can learn more about the Southwest’s deep history and speak directly to expert...